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Tariff-ic Books and Magazines

  With one exception, to please his evangelical base (“America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent.”) and Rupert Murdoch, all material printed in China then sent to the United States will be taxed tariffed. The only print product completely removed from the list of proposed China tariffs was […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Magazines, Publications, Publishers, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics 101

AMP Kids has reinvigorated their blog with a new series – Comics 101. Amp Kids is Andrews McMeel‘s publishing arm for young readers. Among others things they have recently started a more or less weekly series about Comics for Kids.   Why Comics are Great for Kids (and Libraries) The numbers speak for themselves: When […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2019,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Comics 101

Hey Kids! Essentials Comics!

Essentials is a series from IDW Publishing through their Library of American Comics imprint. These books are 4.4 inches high and 11.5 inches long and ?1.2 inches thick, printing one daily strip per page. The books more or less cover an entire year. And for this Independence Week IDW is offering them at a 25% […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Middle School Graphic Novels – It’s a Big Thing

Brian Hibbs, at ComicsBeat, goes in-depth for us examining the BookScan numbers for the 2018 Graphic Novel section. It’s time to look at graphic novel sales in 2018. Implausibly, this is the sixteenth annual report of something that is hard to exactly perceive and understand: the size and shape of the sales of graphic novels […]

Posted on: May 20, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Middle School Graphic Novels – It’s a Big Thing

2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

Hey Kids! Comics! May Books Be With You

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)     The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11) Paperback     Prince Valiant Vol. 19 1973-1974     30 Years Of Matt     Superman: […]

Posted on: May 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! May Books Be With You

Kids’ Graphic Novels Lead Comic Book Sales

  Led by sales of the graphic novel format, total sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in the U.S. and Canada was approximately $1.09 billion in 2018, according to a joint estimate by trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron. From Publishers Weekly: Although sales via the direct market (aka the comics shop market) were […]

Posted on: May 6, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Kids’ Graphic Novels Lead Comic Book Sales

John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

  Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the infamous Kent State shootings. In Spring of 2020 John Backderf and Abrams Books will release Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio. “I’ve boiled the story down to showing how it unfolded,” Derf said. “It’s a very personal account of this shocking event that still reverberates […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Some Duke University Christians refuse to read Alison Bechdel’s ‘Fun Home’ (UPDATED)

From The Duke Chronicle: For some members of the Class of 2019, the choice of ?Fun Home? as a summer reading book was anything but fun. Several incoming freshmen decided not to read ?Fun Home? because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: 21 Comments

Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For creator Alison Bechdel was on Late Night with Seth Meyer’s on Wednesday. Her segment comes in at about minute 28. Also part of the segment includes actors performing a scene from the Broadway play Fun Home based on her graphic novel.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel appears on Seth Meyers

WSJ: Profiles Jules Feiffer and his new career in graphic novels

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jules Feiffer, how he got into cartooning and how at age 86, he’s still going strong drawing graphic novels. I began drawing at age 3, and the more I drew, the better I became. I soon discovered that if I took this skill out in the street using chalk, the […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Fun Home Broadway musical wins Tony for Best Musical and four other awards

The Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the graphic memoir of the same name by Alison Bechdel, was nominated for 12 Tony awards and walked away with the big prize of Best Musical as well as Best Lead Actor, Best Direction, Best Book and Best Original Score. I’m not sure how much involvement Alison had […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Daniel Clowes: No forgiveness for Shia LaBeaouf

Vulture interviews Daniel Clowes about his career and books. The topic of Shia LaBeaouf came up. Speaking of grudges: Have you forgiven Shia LaBeouf? I don?t know. No, not really. I mean, I don?t hold a grudge. I don?t think about it that much. But I don?t think what he did was really forgivable. I […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment